Former President Barack Obama’s Intelligence Director found himself in hot water this week, following a House report that claims the senior aide “misled” Congress about leaking ‘Trump Dossier’ details to CNN.
The revelations published by the House Intelligence Committee reveal James Clapper intentionally leaked sensitive material surrounding the infamous ‘Steele Dossier’ to CNN after the 2016 presidential election.
The former Obama aide is now facing serious legal and ethical questions over how and why he leaked the information to media outlets and whether he acted alone.
“When initially asked about leaks related to the ICA in July 2017, former DNI Clapper flatly denied ‘discussing the dossier [compiled by Steele], or any other intelligence related to Russia hacking of the 2016 election with journalists’,” the report states.
It goes on to add that Clapper “subsequently acknowledged discussing the ‘dossier with CNN journalist Jake Tapper,’ and admitted that he might have spoken with other journalists about the same topic.”
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